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Read some amazing facts about the planets in our solar system. Learn about gas giants such as Jupiter and Saturn as well information about closer planets like Venus and Mars.
It's a tough life living next to the sun but someone's got to do it. Find out why Mercury has more in common with the Moon than our own Earth.
Similar in size to Earth but just a little hotter, ok make that a lot hotter! Venus is like an oven on a high temperature thanks to its thick clouds which keep the heat in.
The 'Red Planet' hasn't quite been conquered by humans yet but it's had a few interesting visitors in recent years. Find out more about this and the potential for liquid water on this rocky planet.
It's big, its angry and its home to some of the most extreme conditions in our solar system. Welcome to Jupiter, where storms rage and intense gravity rules.
It's big, its angry and its home to some of the most extreme conditions in our solar system. Welcome to Jupiter, where storms rage and intense gravity rules.
This gas giant is famous for its beautiful rings as well as being the second biggest planet in our solar system. Learn about the ice crystals that make up the rings and much more.
Fierce storms rage on this planet at the edge of our solar system. Read about this and other things that make Neptune such an interesting planet.
Keen to stand out from the crowd, Uranus rolls like a barrel rather than spinning like Earth. Learn more about this and its long orbit around the sun.
It's tough being the little guy and no one knows this better than Pluto who isn't even considered a planet anymore. Still, there's a lot to learn about an object that orbits so far from the sun.

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